[This Archive page is designed to give a flavour of the Club’s history. However, there are many more photographs available, which can be accessed by clicking on the Facebook link below and going to the Photo section of the Club’s Facebook page.]
Gordon : Karate Union of Scotland Championships : September 1981
Peter : Grading with Senseis Enoeda and Ohta : December 1982
Gordon : Karate Union of Scotland Team Final 1983
January 1984 : Gordon ( standing 4th from right) at the Coatbridge course presented by Pat McKay (Twice World Lightweight Karate Champion), kneeling forefront right
Peter : Competition October 1984, with Referees Dusty Miller and the late Jim Kerr
Scottish Karate Association 1985 (Gordon 2nd from right, back row: Peter centre front)
Peter : Competition October 1987
Woodfarm Dojo Days – The 90s
Peter – “All I’m saying, Sensei, is that maybe 200 press-ups are enough”. Bert – “All I’m saying is shut up Sheridan, or we’ll be doing 400”.
Centre four : Peter, Gordon, Natalie and Bert
Darnley Dojo Classes Over the Years – Are You Here?
Natalie : May 2004
Sensei : March 2009 Sisters and their winning ways
Natalie and Sensei Nobuaki Kanazawa
Natalie : Bronze in the Portuguese International Open 2011
Master Hirokazu Kanazawa Course : November 5th 2011
Woodfarm School : April 17th 2012
Gordon with the 2012 London Olympic Torch and Sensei David Coulter ( twice World Team Champion, twice Individual European Lightweight Champion, four times Scottish Individual and seven times Scottish Team Champion)
Dan Grading April 27th 2012
Budo Karate Club’s 20th Anniversary Class : June 14th 2012
Scottish Karate Association Championships : November 4th 2012
Sheridan Sensei’s Course and Seminar, November 24th 2012 : “Muga Mushin, Zanchin and Kime” – The Fundamentals of Shotokan Karate
Clubmark Award Class : March 23rd 2013
Inaugural Bert Sutherland Etiquette Award to Alan Major : March 23rd 2013
April 14th 2013 : Another Course
September 2013 : Gordon training in London with Sensei Youshanlou
Sheridan Sensei’s Course and Seminar, November 9th 2013 : “Kihon No Juyo-Sei” – The Importance of Foundations
Dan Grading : May 2014
Dan Grading : March 2015
Dan Grading : March 2016
Darnley Monday Class : July 25th 2016
Junior Grading : December 2016
Club Open Night : December 22nd 2016
Dan Grading : March 2017 – Three new 4th Dans
Alan – Gold in Veterans’ Competition : September 2017
The Club’s Officials : Just a few memories of the many weekends spent officiating across the country and abroad.
Basel Open : September 2nd 2018
North of England Open Championships : September 30th 2018
Going further afield!! Gavienas Sensei at the Polish Open, October 2018
Central England National Open : October 14th 2018
Nissan Open, Sunderland : October 22nd 2018
Class : October 2017
Class : December 2017
Annual Open Night : December 14th 2017
Friday 13th April 018 : Budo Girls
Friday Class : May 4th 2018
Another Wishaw Open : May 2018
Dan Grading : June 2018
Monday Class : October 15th 2018
Major Successes!!! Wishaw : October 2018
Budo in the Community : St Angela’s Primary – May 2019
Just remember…in the dojo, in every moment, there is only now and you. Your fellow karateka can be a mirror, but only you can reflect your spirit. Mokuso is the time to reflect.
Club Grading : Thursday 6th June 2019.
June 6th 2019 – This is what the Budo Club under Gavienas Sensei is all about. An emotional night: The Bert Sutherland Etiquette Award being presented to Lauren.
18th August 2019 : The commitment continues…. and the Club benefits.
August/September 2019 : Gavienas Sensei invited to officiate at the Basel Open in Switzerland
December 19th 2019 : Gavienas Sensei and Major Sensei officiating at the Scotland v Ireland Challenge match.
For some, the training never stops….. as December 2019 becomes January 2020!!
February 2020 : Another wonderful milestone for Gavienas Sensei, as he is awarded his European Judge B (Kata) qualification at the Junior European Championships in Budapest.
February 14th 2020 – Valentine’s Day or not, training goes on!!
February 15th 2020 – Gavienas Sensei, European Judge, in Sheffield